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Indoor activities for when you’re rained in

The rainy days are officially here and the gloomy weather is making everyone want to stay in. I'll admit, I spent the whole day in bed yesterday and I don't regret it. But, since the rain will keep coming for the next few months, it might be a good idea to try and be productive, even at home. You might be too lazy to leave your house but there are activities that you can do from the comforts of your own home. Whether you're by yourself or with your friends and family, here's what you can do when you've been rained in. DIY projects Relive your childhood rainy days by doing some arts and crafts. You can try painting or printmaking. There are also some easy and fun DIY projects y...Keep on reading: Indoor activities for when you’re rained in.....»»

Category: newsSource: inquirer inquirerJun 12th, 2018

Duterte pledges P2B to raise police capability

A day after he rained down expletives on alleged "crooked" policemen, President Rodrigo Duterte on Wednesday pledged more than P2 billion to enhance the capability of the Philippine National Police (PNP). "I would like to emphasize that the PNP has the government's full support [...] and is fully committed to enhancing your capability," he said during the 117th National Service Anniversary celebration at the PNP national headquarters. "In fact, we have allotted more than P2 billion for the PNP capability enhancement plan," he added. Duterte earlier threatened to kill 102 alleged unruly police officers involved in illegal activities on national television. READ: In profanity-l...Keep on reading: Duterte pledges P2B to raise police capability.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsAug 8th, 2018

Yanks Judge on fractured wrist: 'Could ve been a lot worse'

By Ben Walker, Associated Press NEW YORK (AP) — Aaron Judge immediately knew something was wrong. He'd been hit by pitches before, and they never felt like this. A day later, the New York Yankees slugger could smile. Sort of. His fractured right wrist will put him out for three weeks, not the rest of the season. "It could've been a lot worse," Judge said Friday night. Yankees manager Aaron Boone said it was "pretty realistic" that Judge should be able to play a game in three weeks. Asked whether that would be a minor league rehab appearance or a return to the Yankees' lineup, Judge said he thought it meant the majors. "With the Yankees," the All-Star right fielder said, "I believe." Judge is hitting .285 with 26 home runs and 61 RBIs. Boone said Giancarlo Stanton will take over in right during Judge's recovery — Stanton has split time in left field, right and at designated hitter. Judge was nailed by a tailing fastball from Kansas City right-hander Jakob Junis in the first inning Thursday night. "I had a bad feeling," Judge said. "I didn't have a good feeling when it hit me." Judge winced, did a quick twirl in the batter's box, slung his bat toward the dugout and headed to first base. A trainer checked him and had Judge do some hand exercises. Judge, who was the DH, stayed in the game and got an infield single the next time up. But after having trouble swinging in the indoor batting cage, he was pulled for a pinch-hitter in the fourth. The Yankees and Royals were rained out Friday night, and Judge spent the day getting treatment. Mostly a mix of ice and compression to keep the swelling down. Judge also has a brace for the lower half of his right arm. He wore it while taking part in a pregame presentation, before the game was called. "It's tough, but stuff like this happens," he said. The Yankees said Judge doesn't need surgery. He was put him the 10-day disabled list and infielder-outfielder Tyler Wade was recalled from Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre. The Yankees went into the weekend trailing AL East-leading Boston by 4 1/2 games. The teams play four times at Fenway Park next week. Boone said Brett Gardner, Aaron Hicks and Stanton will form the outfield for most games while Judge is out. The versatile Wade figures to get some time there, too. There's no timetable for outfielders Clint Frazier and Jacoby Ellsbury to return from the disabled list. Catcher Gary Sanchez also is on the DL and expected to be miss most of August. After the Yankees bolstered their pitching staff this week by getting starter J.A. Happ from Toronto and reliever Zach Britton from Baltimore, there's always a chance they'll make another deal for a hitter before the July 31 non-waiver trade deadline. "Whether we get reinforcements, who knows?" Boone said. Yankees pitcher Sonny Gray said his right thumb was feeling better a day after it was hit by a hard grounder. The right-hander said he fully expects to make his next start as scheduled. "I'll be ready in five days," he said. The Yankees also said newly acquired J.A. Happ would make his New York debut Sunday when he starts against the Royals. Toronto traded the lefty on Thursday for infielder Brandon Drury and minor league outfielder Billy McKinney......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsJul 28th, 2018

NTC-7: Cellular signal shut off in selected areas only for Sinulog

CEBU CITY, Jan. 15 (PIA)--The cellular signal shutdown for this year's Sinulog will only affect certain areas in Metro Cebu for the Sinulog activities this weekend.This was clarified by the.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philippinetimesRelated News20 hr. 22 min. ago

Alleged ‘hit man’ gunned down in Quezon

LUCENA CITY---An alleged gun-for-hire was shot and killed by a still unidentified assailant in Tiaong town in Quezon province shortly before midnight Wednesday, police said. A Quezon police report said Leo Monares, 33, was driving his tricycle in Barangay (village) Lumingon around 11:20 p.m. when the gunman suddenly appeared and shot him twice on his head, killing him instantly. Investigators said the victim was allegedly involved in gun-for-hire activities and had a warrant of arrest for murder issued by a court in Rosario, Batangas. Police were investigating the shooting incident. DELFIN T. MALLARI JR./lzb...Keep on reading: Alleged ‘hit man’ gunned down in Quezon.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJan 17th, 2019

DepEd employees, teachers warned vs electioneering

Education Secretary Leonor Briones on Tuesday reminded public school teachers and other education officials not to engage in partisan political activities in the upcoming midterm elections......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJan 17th, 2019

Off-campus activities part of UP education – exec

Taking part in out-of-school activities is part of the education of University of the Philippines students, an official said on Tuesday......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJan 17th, 2019

UAAP juniors: Ateneo vents ire on UE, NU blasts UST

    MANILA, Philippines – The Ateneo Blue Eaglets snapped a two-game losing skid with an 82-59 rout of the bottom-dwelling UE Junior Warriors in the UAAP juniors baketball tournament at the FilOil Flying V Centre on Wednesday, January 16. Undisputed top MVP candidate Kai Sotto rained on an easy 30 points and 8 ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsJan 16th, 2019

Extortion, recruitment behind clashes with rebels – Army

THE Philippine Army claimed that the New People’s Army (NPA) alleged extortion and recruitment activities led to the series of clashes in Iloilo province, particularly in Miag-ao town. But the election in May 2019 could be also be a factor, said Lieutenant Colonel Sisenando Magbalot Jr., commander of the Army’s 61st Infantry Battalion. “Naniniwala po […] The post Extortion, recruitment behind clashes with rebels – Army appeared first on The Daily Guardian......»»

Category: newsSource:  thedailyguardianRelated NewsJan 16th, 2019

La Trinidad lines up various activities for Nat l Bible Week

LA TRINIDAD, Benguet, Jan. 15(PIA) - - Various activities are line d up for the celebration of the National Bible Week in this capital town.Adopting the national theme, "The Bible: Real Talk.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philippinetimesRelated NewsJan 16th, 2019

SCHEDULE: Sinulog 2019 activities

MANILA, Philippines – It's that time of the year again for the celebration of the famous Sinulog Festival in honor of Santo Niño de Cebu. In a Facebook post, the Basilica Minore del Santo Niño de Cebu released its schedule of activities leading for this year’s festival highlights on ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsJan 16th, 2019

YouTube clarifies rules on pranks as risky memes rage

SAN FRANCISCO, USA – YouTube on Tuesday, January 15, clarified rules against posting videos of dangerous pranks, as risky "challenges" prompt people to video themselves doing things like biting into laundry soap or driving blindfolded. The company already forbid content inciting dangerous activities likely to result in serious harm. But the clarifications ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsJan 16th, 2019

La Trinidad lines up various activities for Nat l Bible Week

LA TRINIDAD, Benguet, Jan. 15(PIA) - - Various activities are line d up for the celebration of the National Bible Week in this capital town.Adopting the national theme, "The Bible: Real Talk.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilanewsRelated NewsJan 16th, 2019

Somalia s Shabaab Islamist group claims attack in Nairobi

  NAIROBI, Kenya – The Al-Shabaab Islamist group in Somalia on Tuesday, January 15,  claimed responsibility for an ongoing attack in the Kenyan capital, according to the SITE Intelligence Group which monitors jihadist activities. The Al-Qaeda-linked group said it was behind the attack, which has seen a blast and gunfire at the ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsJan 15th, 2019

4-time Asian champion runner tests positive for steroid

MONACO --- Four-time Asian Games champion Kemi Adekoya has been provisionally suspended after testing positive for an anabolic steroid. The Athletics Integrity Unit said Monday a "notice of allegation" was sent to Adekoya, a Nigerian-born runner who switched allegiance to Bahrain. The AIUsaid on its websitethe 25-year-old Adekoya tested positive for stanozolol --- the steroid sprinter Ben Johnson used at the 1988 Seoul Olympics --- in November. Last August at the Asian Games, she took gold in the 400-meter hurdles and 4x400 mixed relay. Adekoya switched to Bahrain before the 2014 Asian Games and won the 400 and 400 hurdles. In 2016, she was world indoor champion in the 40...Keep on reading: 4-time Asian champion runner tests positive for steroid.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJan 14th, 2019

Election 2019 kicks off in Ormoc with checkpoints, covenant

  ORMOC CITY, Philippines -- Election 2019 formally starts today with the conduct of simultaneous activities all over the country.   At 12:00 a.m. on Sunday, Jan. 13, 2019, City Comelec Registrar Ramon Dadulla Jr., started to conduct an inspection of checkpoints of the four entries and exit areas in the city.   He first visited the checkpoint in Barangay Valencia, which borders Kananga, Leyte, manned by Police Station 2 assisted by soldiers from the 93rd Infantry Battalion from Aguiting, Kananga, Leyte.   Inspector Melvin Malate, PS2 director, said they had yet to apprehend any vehicle passing their checkpoint, saying motorists have been very ...Keep on reading: Election 2019 kicks off in Ormoc with checkpoints, covenant.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJan 13th, 2019

City COMELEC lays down Calendar of Activities for 2019 elections

LAOAG CITY, Jan. 11 (PIA) - The Commission on Elections (Comelec) in Laoag City reiterates to the public the official calendar of activities for the mid-year poll.Lawyer Julius Balbas, city.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philippinetimesRelated NewsJan 12th, 2019

Muslims in Cebu to help secure Sinulog festivities | Inquirer News

Muslims in Cebu to help secure Sinulog festivities INQUIRER.net CEBU CITY--The Muslim community in Cebu has committed to secure the activities of the Sinulog Festival 2019......»»

Category: newsSource:  philippinetimesRelated NewsJan 12th, 2019

27 of the Best Cheap Travel Destinations for 2019

Paradise lovers beware: vacationing in 2019 is all about tropical heat and island beats---even if you're on a budget. Island getaways seem to be the theme according to a list of 27 cheap travel destinations recently released by Forbes. If you're not a huge fan of the island life, never fear. There's definitely something on this list for everyone. To go along with these awesome budget-friendly destinations we came up with some cheap vacation ideas to help you see all the sights in 2019 (while staying within your budget). Travel Tip #1: Fill your itinerary with free (or really, really cheap) activities. The high life can be appealing, but it can also be extremely expensive. Luckily, t...Keep on reading: 27 of the Best Cheap Travel Destinations for 2019.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJan 11th, 2019

Cebu event attempts to break 3x3 world record

It's all systems go for Chooks-to-Go and the Samahang Basketbol ng Pilipinas as they are set to break the world record for most number of participants in a FIBA 3x3 basketball tournament in Sisters of Mary School Boystown and Girlstown in Cebu this weekend. Currently, the FIBA-record for kids is at 1,114 participants while the overall record saw 1,898 players. For this two-day event, with 1,100 players from Boystown and 1,500 participants from Girlstown, the Philippines is well on its way to making history. More than breaking the world record, the vision of the event is to add federation points under Philippines' belt in the 3x3 stage. More points in the federation mean more chances of earning a spot in the 2020 Tokyo Olympics where 3x3 basketball will officially be a medal event. As of press time, the Philippines is at 55th place with 545,311 in the Federation Rankings. It has to be at least in the top eight to bolster their chances of qualification in the 2020 Olympics. But the possibility of breaking a record and qualifying for the Olympics is just a by-product, with the grander goal focused on building the foundation for the country's Olympic dream in 3x3 basketball. "With this event, we are hoping for two things," said Bounty Agro Ventures, Inc. president Ronald Mascariñas during the press conference for the event held at Bai Hotel in Cebu City. "One is to teach the sport of 3x3 basketball to these kids. Though it is just like indoor basketball, iba ang rules at skill sets needed for 3x3. And we are hoping to see that the kids of Boystown and Girlstown will grow up and be part of our league Chooks-to-Go Pilipinas 3x3," he shared. "More importantly, we hope that we could instill the importance of pride for country to these kids. With Kobe and Thirdy, both of whom have represented the country well, the participants tomorrow and on Sunday will find their role models in them," he added. Serving as mentors for the event are former 3x3 youth team players Kobe Paras and Thirdy Ravena. "We in the SBP continue to promote the time-tested values given by sports like hard work, respect for authority, following rules and regulations," added SBP executive director Sonny Barrios. "Lahat yun, if you expand and embrace it, the country, we think, will have a good future. It's our way of contributing to nation-building. The youth is the hope of the fatherland and we share this value with Chooks-to-Go.".....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsJan 11th, 2019

Muslims in Cebu to help secure Sinulog festivities

CEBU CITY--The Muslim community in Cebu has committed to secure the activities of the Sinulog Festival 2019. "We can assure you, Cebuanos, can enjoy and can sleep without worrying about this Sinulog," said Imam Najeeb M. Razul, chairman of the council of elders in the Visayas. He said they were monitoring their communities to check if some suspicious individuals had just arrived in Cebu who might have plans to disrupt the Sinulog festivities. To show their commitment, Razul and about 60 Muslim leaders went to Camp Sergio Osmea to meet with officials of the Police Regional Office in Central Visayas (PRO-7) to discuss Sinulog security preparations. Around 300 Muslim youth b...Keep on reading: Muslims in Cebu to help secure Sinulog festivities.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJan 11th, 2019